Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday promised the family of an unarmed black teenager shot by police in Missouri a full, independent civil rights investigation of his death.
The NAACP says the site of its 2016 national convention, reported to be Baltimore, has not yet been selected.
The NAACP says it will hold its 2016 national convention in Baltimore.
A civil rights film festival is hosting free screenings this week in Washington, following stops in Atlanta and New York City.
Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”
This Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most important civil rights cases in the history of the U.S., the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared the establishment of separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.
A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night.
The number of felons that have had their rights restored under a new streamlined system that was put in place this past summer has grown to 1,577.
Echoing themes of civil rights and social justice, President Barack Obama said Saturday that until the U.S. becomes a place where anyone who is willing to work hard can earn a way into the middle class “we can’t let up and we can’t rest.”